Press releases https://www.eesc.europa.eu/en en The European Parliament and the European Economic and Social Committee agree to intensify their cooperation https://www.eesc.europa.eu/en/news-media/press-releases/european-parliament-and-european-economic-and-social-committee-agree-intensify-their-cooperation <span>The European Parliament and the European Economic and Social Committee agree to intensify their cooperation</span> <div class="field field--node-field-main-image field--name-field-main-image field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"> <div class="node node--type-image node--view-mode-large-teaser ds-1col ds-1col-wh-magellan-region clearfix"> <div class="image field field--node-field-image field--name-field-image field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"> <img loading="lazy" src="/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/2024-05/20240514_ep-169477a_pbu_005.jpg?itok=oN-czom3" width="480" height="320" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </div> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/en/users/mpezz" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Marco PEZZANI</span></span> <span>Tue, 14/05/2024 - 11:32</span> <div class="field field--node-field-abstract field--name-field-abstract field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><strong>The European Parliament and the European Economic and Social Committee have signed a new cooperation agreement to strengthen and widen the involvement of civil society in future policy-making at EU level.</strong></p></div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=118730&amp;2=node_visited" token="IpoynF-v4-yfCtmcIZzVhGf9Ni0Y1gxC0rWqcZrM5QY"></drupal-render-placeholder> Tue, 14 May 2024 11:32:24 +0000 Marco PEZZANI 118730 at https://www.eesc.europa.eu Celebrating the best of Europe’s organic sector: Apply now to win the 2024 award! https://www.eesc.europa.eu/en/node/118475 <span>Celebrating the best of Europe’s organic sector: Apply now to win the 2024 award!</span> <div class="field field--node-field-main-image field--name-field-main-image field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"> <div class="node node--type-image node--view-mode-large-teaser ds-1col ds-1col-wh-magellan-region clearfix"> <div class="image field field--node-field-image field--name-field-image field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"> <img loading="lazy" src="/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/2024-04/smi-eu-organic-awards_0.jpg?itok=uq740IwX" width="480" height="251" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </div> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/en/users/aseri" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Aikaterini Serifi</span></span> <span>Thu, 02/05/2024 - 12:05</span> <div class="field field--node-field-abstract field--name-field-abstract field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><strong>With 2024 marking the third year of the EU Organic Awards, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) is urging businesses to put themselves forward for these prestigious prizes and take advantage of the growing interest across Europe in organic food and farming.</strong></p></div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=118475&amp;2=node_visited" token="NY1wRwSGTRv2fLzojiWYo1OPPBuUk0eojDh0KpaRXFI"></drupal-render-placeholder> Thu, 02 May 2024 12:05:43 +0000 Aikaterini Serifi 118475 at https://www.eesc.europa.eu Commissioner Johansson calls for the European Economic and Social Committee's support for a team Europe approach on labour migration https://www.eesc.europa.eu/en/node/118349 <span>Commissioner Johansson calls for the European Economic and Social Committee&#039;s support for a team Europe approach on labour migration</span> <div class="field field--node-field-main-image field--name-field-main-image field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"> <div class="node node--type-image node--view-mode-large-teaser ds-1col ds-1col-wh-magellan-region clearfix"> <div class="image field field--node-field-image field--name-field-image field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"> <img loading="lazy" src="/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/2024-04/photo-2024-04-25-12-17-03.jpg?itok=tAO9QjHI" width="480" height="320" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </div> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/en/users/atsou" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Amalia TSOUMANI</span></span> <span>Thu, 25/04/2024 - 15:25</span> <div class="field field--node-field-abstract field--name-field-abstract field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><strong>At its April plenary session, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) discussed the Talent Mobility Package. This initiative comprises a series of new&nbsp;measures designed to make the Union more attractive to talent from outside the EU, and to facilitate mobility within it.&nbsp;</strong></p></div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=118349&amp;2=node_visited" token="6T6CkF_fYG1ugM0vxzBTL7XTwHegB_dHouwTDPMslbE"></drupal-render-placeholder> Thu, 25 Apr 2024 15:25:34 +0000 Amalia TSOUMANI 118349 at https://www.eesc.europa.eu EESC hails European Parliament's historic vote on combating gender violence, reiterates commitment to advancing women's rights https://www.eesc.europa.eu/en/node/118347 <span>EESC hails European Parliament&#039;s historic vote on combating gender violence, reiterates commitment to advancing women&#039;s rights</span> <div class="field field--node-field-main-image field--name-field-main-image field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"> <div class="node node--type-image node--view-mode-large-teaser ds-1col ds-1col-wh-magellan-region clearfix"> <div class="image field field--node-field-image field--name-field-image field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"> <img loading="lazy" src="/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/2024-04/whatsapp_image_2024-04-25_at_11.55.21_am_4.jpeg?itok=ks6bFQXt" width="480" height="320" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </div> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/en/users/llui" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Laura LUI</span></span> <span>Thu, 25/04/2024 - 15:16</span> <div class="field field--node-field-abstract field--name-field-abstract field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><strong>Ten percent of women live in dire poverty. One in three women face violence. With a growing backlash against women's rights, unwavering commitment from both institutions and civil society is vital. A debate at the EESC plenary session underscored the need to keep up support for the fight for gender equality.</strong></p></div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=118347&amp;2=node_visited" token="ct5gpkHRbMvFUToPucI0-nEt6ZgA7_f2UEHhNnVVblk"></drupal-render-placeholder> Thu, 25 Apr 2024 15:16:11 +0000 Laura LUI 118347 at https://www.eesc.europa.eu European Economic and Social Committee approves agreement on creation of interinstitutional Ethics Body https://www.eesc.europa.eu/en/node/118331 <span>European Economic and Social Committee approves agreement on creation of interinstitutional Ethics Body</span> <div class="field field--node-field-main-image field--name-field-main-image field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"> <div class="node node--type-image node--view-mode-large-teaser ds-1col ds-1col-wh-magellan-region clearfix"> <div class="image field field--node-field-image field--name-field-image field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"> <img loading="lazy" src="/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/2024-05/Backdrop_inter-3.jpg?itok=BRchw1WA" width="480" height="212" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </div> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/en/users/mpezz" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Marco PEZZANI</span></span> <span>Thu, 25/04/2024 - 09:56</span> <div class="field field--node-field-abstract field--name-field-abstract field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><strong>The new interinstitutional Ethics Body will bring together eight EU institutions and is expected to strengthen integrity, transparency, and accountability in the European decision-making process.</strong></p></div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=118331&amp;2=node_visited" token="QH94yWUF589RZL-EMWeo3Z2P7L9SPUIxfEIdz9VuHvk"></drupal-render-placeholder> Thu, 25 Apr 2024 09:56:38 +0000 Marco PEZZANI 118331 at https://www.eesc.europa.eu European Economic and Social Committee warns Defence of Democracy Package might not deliver on its promises https://www.eesc.europa.eu/en/node/118322 <span>European Economic and Social Committee warns Defence of Democracy Package might not deliver on its promises</span> <div class="field field--node-field-main-image field--name-field-main-image field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"> <div class="node node--type-image node--view-mode-large-teaser ds-1col ds-1col-wh-magellan-region clearfix"> <div class="image field field--node-field-image field--name-field-image field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"> <img loading="lazy" src="/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/2024-04/c8f9d5f7-e550-4709-a5d4-5fcad8fe9a5f.jpg?itok=m8tCwe6J" width="480" height="320" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </div> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/en/users/gbatt" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Giorgia BATTIATO</span></span> <span>Wed, 24/04/2024 - 17:29</span> <div class="field field--node-field-abstract field--name-field-abstract field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><strong>The European Commission’s Defence of Democracy package was the subject of a debate at the April EESC plenary session. Members of the EESC have expressed reservations about its timing and approach, particularly for addressing foreign influence. The EESC argued that the package is not only ineffective, but could harm civic spaces in Europe.</strong></p></div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=118322&amp;2=node_visited" token="TgPuFsJlkSnqIykDSuRcxxJ7uLesIWPOiBONC-H5_N0"></drupal-render-placeholder> Wed, 24 Apr 2024 17:29:53 +0000 Giorgia BATTIATO 118322 at https://www.eesc.europa.eu ‘We need to export our goods and technologies, but not our jobs. Investment must happen in Europe’ https://www.eesc.europa.eu/en/node/118320 <span>‘We need to export our goods and technologies, but not our jobs. Investment must happen in Europe’</span> <div class="field field--node-field-main-image field--name-field-main-image field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"> <div class="node node--type-image node--view-mode-large-teaser ds-1col ds-1col-wh-magellan-region clearfix"> <div class="image field field--node-field-image field--name-field-image field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"> <img loading="lazy" src="/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/2024-04/photo_comp.jpg?itok=ILGgoKve" width="480" height="480" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </div> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/en/users/mpezz" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Marco PEZZANI</span></span> <span>Wed, 24/04/2024 - 17:15</span> <div class="field field--node-field-abstract field--name-field-abstract field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><strong>At the European Economic and Social Committee’s April plenary, Maive&nbsp;Rute, the Commission’s Deputy Director-General for Internal Market, and Oliver&nbsp;Röpke, EESC President, highlighted that strengthening the EU’s competitiveness is key to increasing the growth and well-being of our economy and society.</strong></p></div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=118320&amp;2=node_visited" token="8OusRNvHBw7AhyBVpLpBBjFaSSuaXwIhhr9NXtsMHUI"></drupal-render-placeholder> Wed, 24 Apr 2024 17:15:06 +0000 Marco PEZZANI 118320 at https://www.eesc.europa.eu One Year in Office of President Röpke: Civil Society is a force for change in EU and beyond https://www.eesc.europa.eu/en/node/118310 <span>One Year in Office of President Röpke: Civil Society is a force for change in EU and beyond</span> <div class="field field--node-field-main-image field--name-field-main-image field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"> <div class="node node--type-image node--view-mode-large-teaser ds-1col ds-1col-wh-magellan-region clearfix"> <div class="image field field--node-field-image field--name-field-image field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"> <img loading="lazy" src="/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/2024-04/press_release_image.jpeg?itok=R4v0tfJn" width="480" height="316" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </div> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/en/users/tkers" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Thomas Kersten</span></span> <span>Wed, 24/04/2024 - 10:52</span> <div class="field field--node-field-abstract field--name-field-abstract field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><strong>Today, EESC marks the first year in office of President Oliver Röpke, who was elected in April 2023, alongside Vice-Presidents Laurenţiu Plosceanu and Krzysztof Pater. Since then, the EESC has launched several landmark initiatives, including progressively integrating EU candidate countries, empowering youth, and advocating for gender equality. Committed to transforming the EESC into a unique gateway between citizens, civil society and the EU institutions, President Röpke will continue to work together with EESC Members to advance the reform agenda towards a more inclusive, transparent and equal EESC.</strong></p></div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=118310&amp;2=node_visited" token="k5doTqU5Fk93Hn6cUoEkTVy1Tah5QDpV3Wjthz55A3U"></drupal-render-placeholder> Wed, 24 Apr 2024 10:52:36 +0000 Thomas Kersten 118310 at https://www.eesc.europa.eu EU's flagship conference turns circular economy vision into actions https://www.eesc.europa.eu/en/node/118215 <span>EU&#039;s flagship conference turns circular economy vision into actions</span> <div class="field field--node-field-main-image field--name-field-main-image field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"> <div class="node node--type-image node--view-mode-large-teaser ds-1col ds-1col-wh-magellan-region clearfix"> <div class="image field field--node-field-image field--name-field-image field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"> <img loading="lazy" src="/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/2024-04/16_04_24_wcef_eesc-35.jpg?itok=I7pfI_f-" width="480" height="320" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </div> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/en/users/aseri" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Aikaterini Serifi</span></span> <span>Wed, 17/04/2024 - 10:10</span> <div class="field field--node-field-abstract field--name-field-abstract field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><strong>This year,&nbsp;</strong><a href="https://circulareconomy.europa.eu/platform/en"><strong>the European Circular Economy Stakeholder Platform (ECESP),</strong></a><strong> an initiative jointly developed and hosted by the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), joined forces with the Belgian Presidency of the EU Council and the Finland-based&nbsp;</strong><a href="https://wcef2024.com/programme/"><strong>World Circular Economy Forum</strong></a><strong> (WCEF) for its flagship conference on 15 and 16 April at the Square, the Brussels Convention Centre.</strong></p></div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=118215&amp;2=node_visited" token="w3qbBpWEaXdS5eA4QVdHynPa4mV4gmjVtZgo4wqkD6U"></drupal-render-placeholder> Wed, 17 Apr 2024 10:10:42 +0000 Aikaterini Serifi 118215 at https://www.eesc.europa.eu The EU-Montenegro Joint Consultative Committee: Montenegro is advancing in the EU accession path https://www.eesc.europa.eu/en/node/118209 <span>The EU-Montenegro Joint Consultative Committee: Montenegro is advancing in the EU accession path</span> <div class="field field--node-field-main-image field--name-field-main-image field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"> <div class="node node--type-image node--view-mode-large-teaser ds-1col ds-1col-wh-magellan-region clearfix"> <div class="image field field--node-field-image field--name-field-image field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"> <img loading="lazy" src="/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/2024-04/image00004.jpeg?itok=KFYAA1Ga" width="480" height="320" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </div> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/en/users/atsou" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Amalia TSOUMANI</span></span> <span>Tue, 16/04/2024 - 16:26</span> <div class="field field--node-field-abstract field--name-field-abstract field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><strong>The 18th meeting of the EU-Montenegro Joint Consultative Committee (JCC), which took place in Podgorica today, sent a clear message to the EU institutions, that Montenegro is firmly committed to becoming the 28<sup>th</sup> member by 2028. The JCC members encouraged their organisations, the national authorities and the EU institutions to spare no efforts to accomplish the rule of law interim benchmarks. Obtaining the Interim Benchmark Assessment Report (IBAR) for the rule of law by June, will be a turning point in the EU accession process, enabling provisional closing of other chapters.</strong></p></div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=118209&amp;2=node_visited" token="sLLAuUPpwSISZgVgUNtogLPjuXG34u0ypHa_zDaGopk"></drupal-render-placeholder> Tue, 16 Apr 2024 16:26:30 +0000 Amalia TSOUMANI 118209 at https://www.eesc.europa.eu EESC delivers key recommendations for social unity and inclusive growth in Europe https://www.eesc.europa.eu/en/node/117776 <span>EESC delivers key recommendations for social unity and inclusive growth in Europe</span> <div class="field field--node-field-main-image field--name-field-main-image field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"> <div class="node node--type-image node--view-mode-large-teaser ds-1col ds-1col-wh-magellan-region clearfix"> <div class="image field field--node-field-image field--name-field-image field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"> <img loading="lazy" src="/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/2024-03/whatsapp_image_2024-03-21_at_11.53.44_1.jpeg?itok=SWuFlFO_" width="480" height="271" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </div> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/en/users/llui" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Laura LUI</span></span> <span>Thu, 21/03/2024 - 14:59</span> <div class="field field--node-field-abstract field--name-field-abstract field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><b>The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), at the request of the Belgian Presidency of the Council of the EU, has unveiled crucial recommendations aimed at bolstering social cohesion, managing debt and prioritising investments in healthcare and employment across Europe. The EESC expressed concern that tight budgets might slow down progress in fighting poverty and climate change.</b></p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=117776&amp;2=node_visited" token="w5ETAnQOGmKyojiDBJWR0MdbF2vUbOpcevDnOTRlTJY"></drupal-render-placeholder> Thu, 21 Mar 2024 14:59:43 +0000 Laura LUI 117776 at https://www.eesc.europa.eu Cast your ballots in June 2024: EESC is calling on Europeans to vote for a united and democratic Europe https://www.eesc.europa.eu/en/news-media/press-releases/cast-your-ballots-june-2024-eesc-calling-europeans-vote-united-and-democratic-europe <span>Cast your ballots in June 2024: EESC is calling on Europeans to vote for a united and democratic Europe</span> <div class="field field--node-field-main-image field--name-field-main-image field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"> <div class="node node--type-image node--view-mode-large-teaser ds-1col ds-1col-wh-magellan-region clearfix"> <div class="image field field--node-field-image field--name-field-image field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"> <img loading="lazy" src="/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/2024-03/photo-2024-03-20-21-05-54.jpg?itok=y7kWQ8uZ" width="480" height="320" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </div> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/en/users/llui" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Laura LUI</span></span> <span>Wed, 20/03/2024 - 20:34</span> <div class="field field--node-field-abstract field--name-field-abstract field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><b>With democracy around the world in decline, the proliferation of disinformation and mounting dissatisfaction amid rising inflation and the threat of war, much is at stake in the vote for the new European Parliament. </b></p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=117746&amp;2=node_visited" token="wvTLi6y9B-SDfP0Cq4ltZhFK40beLF6_rv6LyHUolMw"></drupal-render-placeholder> Wed, 20 Mar 2024 20:34:17 +0000 Laura LUI 117746 at https://www.eesc.europa.eu The future European single market needs a new geopolitical focus https://www.eesc.europa.eu/en/node/117743 <span>The future European single market needs a new geopolitical focus</span> <div class="field field--node-field-main-image field--name-field-main-image field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"> <div class="node node--type-image node--view-mode-large-teaser ds-1col ds-1col-wh-magellan-region clearfix"> <div class="image field field--node-field-image field--name-field-image field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"> <img loading="lazy" src="/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/2024-03/gjhxcarxqaenl01.jpg?itok=-S8nzxY5" width="480" height="320" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </div> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/en/users/mpezz" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Marco PEZZANI</span></span> <span>Wed, 20/03/2024 - 16:57</span> <div class="field field--node-field-abstract field--name-field-abstract field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><b>At the March plenary of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), former Italian prime minister Enrico Letta made clear that the European single market was first and foremost about people and – 30 years after its launch – needed to focus on Europe’s strategic autonomy and matters such as defence, telecommunications, energy and finance.</b></p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=117743&amp;2=node_visited" token="3AixSwnczHhSz-D1fCHlDVHk_Il1uaLdUHlxvkFB4B0"></drupal-render-placeholder> Wed, 20 Mar 2024 16:57:27 +0000 Marco PEZZANI 117743 at https://www.eesc.europa.eu EESC to represent European civil society at the UN Commission on the Status of Women for the first time https://www.eesc.europa.eu/en/node/117550 <span>EESC to represent European civil society at the UN Commission on the Status of Women for the first time</span> <div class="field field--node-field-main-image field--name-field-main-image field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"> <div class="node node--type-image node--view-mode-large-teaser ds-1col ds-1col-wh-magellan-region clearfix"> <div class="image field field--node-field-image field--name-field-image field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"> <img loading="lazy" src="/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/2024-03/csw68_banner_0.jpg?itok=2Wi7n9nQ" width="480" height="199" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> <div class="field field--node-field-image-caption field--name-field-image-caption field--type-string-long field--label-hidden field__item">©UN Women</div> </div> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/en/users/llui" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Laura LUI</span></span> <span>Wed, 13/03/2024 - 06:57</span> <div class="field field--node-field-abstract field--name-field-abstract field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><b>This year the UNCSW, the UN’s top annual meeting on gender equality, will focus on ending women’s poverty. During its inaugural participation in the event, the EESC will contribute to the theme with a declaration comprising ten action points for the economic empowerment and social protection of women</b></p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=117550&amp;2=node_visited" token="fWTiSEqkoxgTXDUBNfVzakaWrduWYr_rmeKHA-lor3c"></drupal-render-placeholder> Wed, 13 Mar 2024 06:57:25 +0000 Laura LUI 117550 at https://www.eesc.europa.eu Tackling #RareDiseases, next step: integrating European Reference Networks into national health systems https://www.eesc.europa.eu/en/node/117434 <span>Tackling #RareDiseases, next step: integrating European Reference Networks into national health systems</span> <div class="field field--node-field-main-image field--name-field-main-image field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"> <div class="node node--type-image node--view-mode-large-teaser ds-1col ds-1col-wh-magellan-region clearfix"> <div class="image field field--node-field-image field--name-field-image field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"> <img loading="lazy" src="/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/2024-03/08_03_24_eesc_rare_disease-27.jpg?itok=kXLwslhy" width="480" height="320" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </div> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/en/users/mpezz" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Marco PEZZANI</span></span> <span>Fri, 08/03/2024 - 09:38</span> <div class="field field--node-field-abstract field--name-field-abstract field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><b>Following last year's rare diseases conference in Bilbao, the European Economic and Social Committee and the European Commission are joining forces to deal with rare diseases at European level.</b></p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=117434&amp;2=node_visited" token="ycr2ctvU6G5Q6Y-aZ9TuQiR0RBBQjtFYZZOtyXwkqjE"></drupal-render-placeholder> Fri, 08 Mar 2024 09:38:18 +0000 Marco PEZZANI 117434 at https://www.eesc.europa.eu European civil society sets agenda for next EU leaders https://www.eesc.europa.eu/en/node/117410 <span>European civil society sets agenda for next EU leaders</span> <div class="field field--node-field-main-image field--name-field-main-image field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"> <div class="node node--type-image node--view-mode-large-teaser ds-1col ds-1col-wh-magellan-region clearfix"> <div class="image field field--node-field-image field--name-field-image field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"> <img loading="lazy" src="/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/2024-03/whatsapp_image_2024-03-07_at_15.18.38.jpeg?itok=WnDIAkZy" width="480" height="320" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </div> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/en/users/tkers" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Thomas Kersten</span></span> <span>Thu, 07/03/2024 - 15:43</span> <div class="field field--node-field-abstract field--name-field-abstract field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><b>This week, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) hosted the first-ever Civil Society Week, where over 800 representatives from civil society organisations and youth groups gathered to discuss the incoming elections and the future of the EU. The takeaways will be incorporated into an EESC resolution in July that will outline what civil society expects from the incoming leadership of the European Parliament and Commission.</b></p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=117410&amp;2=node_visited" token="2yFahWzxt3-2TVj2h6awdbkwaSxa2sKGcy31I13qM24"></drupal-render-placeholder> Thu, 07 Mar 2024 15:43:08 +0000 Thomas Kersten 117410 at https://www.eesc.europa.eu Ireland's Third Age Foundation wins EESC Civil Society Prize for mental health https://www.eesc.europa.eu/en/node/117404 <span>Ireland&#039;s Third Age Foundation wins EESC Civil Society Prize for mental health</span> <div class="field field--node-field-main-image field--name-field-main-image field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"> <div class="node node--type-image node--view-mode-large-teaser ds-1col ds-1col-wh-magellan-region clearfix"> <div class="image field field--node-field-image field--name-field-image field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"> <img loading="lazy" src="/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/2024-03/photo-2024-03-07-12-41-21_winners.jpg?itok=xoI4YDGE" width="480" height="320" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </div> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/en/users/llui" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Laura LUI</span></span> <span>Thu, 07/03/2024 - 10:53</span> <div class="field field--node-field-abstract field--name-field-abstract field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><strong>On 7 March, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) rewarded five non-profit organisations for their outstanding contribution to fighting mental health disorders, which have risen dramatically in the EU. </strong></p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=117404&amp;2=node_visited" token="Gk3lOGJ3nAi3LqLEmfmB1qpYhPYCckv5EM8XvDcs36g"></drupal-render-placeholder> Thu, 07 Mar 2024 10:53:31 +0000 Laura LUI 117404 at https://www.eesc.europa.eu Ahead of EU elections, citizens take centre stage in first ever Civil Society Week https://www.eesc.europa.eu/en/node/117203 <span>Ahead of EU elections, citizens take centre stage in first ever Civil Society Week</span> <div class="field field--node-field-main-image field--name-field-main-image field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"> <div class="node node--type-image node--view-mode-large-teaser ds-1col ds-1col-wh-magellan-region clearfix"> <div class="image field field--node-field-image field--name-field-image field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"> <img loading="lazy" src="/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/2024-03/whatsapp_image_2024-03-04_at_14.12.30.jpeg?itok=goHzh2bh" width="480" height="320" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> <div class="field field--node-field-image-caption field--name-field-image-caption field--type-string-long field--label-hidden field__item">EESC President, Oliver Röpke, with European Commission VP Věra Jourová, and journalist Shada Islam</div> </div> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/en/users/tkers" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Thomas Kersten</span></span> <span>Mon, 04/03/2024 - 13:11</span> <div class="field field--node-field-abstract field--name-field-abstract field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><b>On 4 March, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) kicks off its first ever Civil Society Week, titled 'Rise Up For Democracy!'. This week-long event brings to Brussels more than 200 citizens' organisations and stakeholders from across Europe, including youth organisations, NGOs and journalists. They will be discussing the state of democracy, the challenges it faces, and the vital role civil society plays ahead of the EU elections, drawing up demands for the next EU leaders.</b></p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=117203&amp;2=node_visited" token="iF0TWh2xuxMXBiOAqY2n0mvA5fUDljJOwgTu-KK0N0E"></drupal-render-placeholder> Mon, 04 Mar 2024 13:11:18 +0000 Thomas Kersten 117203 at https://www.eesc.europa.eu Meet the Champions of Excellence: EESC and European Commission put spotlight on vocational training to address labour shortages https://www.eesc.europa.eu/en/node/116941 <span>Meet the Champions of Excellence: EESC and European Commission put spotlight on vocational training to address labour shortages</span> <div class="field field--node-field-main-image field--name-field-main-image field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"> <div class="node node--type-image node--view-mode-large-teaser ds-1col ds-1col-wh-magellan-region clearfix"> <div class="image field field--node-field-image field--name-field-image field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"> <img loading="lazy" src="/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/2024-02/23_02_24_meet_the_champions_of_excellence-081.jpg?itok=jNPC184l" width="480" height="320" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </div> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/en/users/llui" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Laura LUI</span></span> <span>Fri, 23/02/2024 - 10:59</span> <div class="field field--node-field-abstract field--name-field-abstract field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><strong>On 23&nbsp;February, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) and the European Commission held a flagship event for the European Year of Skills, bringing together over 400 young people from all EU Member States to shine the spotlight on the skills needed for current and future jobs.</strong></p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=116941&amp;2=node_visited" token="tfUb9iGJKmGWJMIT6De23foAtpPXhOmdYSZ88b9NT0E"></drupal-render-placeholder> Fri, 23 Feb 2024 10:59:47 +0000 Laura LUI 116941 at https://www.eesc.europa.eu Finding together a solution to the growing housing crisis especially for vulnerable groups and young people https://www.eesc.europa.eu/en/news-media/press-releases/finding-together-solution-growing-housing-crisis-especially-vulnerable-groups-and-young-people <span>Finding together a solution to the growing housing crisis especially for vulnerable groups and young people</span> <div class="field field--node-field-main-image field--name-field-main-image field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"> <div class="node node--type-image node--view-mode-large-teaser ds-1col ds-1col-wh-magellan-region clearfix"> <div class="image field field--node-field-image field--name-field-image field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"> <img loading="lazy" src="/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/2024-02/20_02_24_eesc-16.jpg?itok=rP2Om2Wt" width="480" height="320" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </div> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/en/users/mpezz" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Marco PEZZANI</span></span> <span>Tue, 20/02/2024 - 10:03</span> <div class="field field--node-field-abstract field--name-field-abstract field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><b>At a high-level conference, the EESC, the EU’s home of organised civil society, sounded the alarm: the shortage of decent and affordable housing is a matter of increasing concern, especially for vulnerable groups and young people, and the European Union must pull together the resources to fight it.</b></p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=116852&amp;2=node_visited" token="O9ykpYPImfkdkV0PvkvvZq6G1lZ2tw1oL6sOWOUm8vk"></drupal-render-placeholder> Tue, 20 Feb 2024 10:03:52 +0000 Marco PEZZANI 116852 at https://www.eesc.europa.eu